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  • adj. Tending or serving to expurgate; expurgatory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending or serving to expurgate; expurgatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Expurgating or expunging; expurgatory.


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  • On the subject of Slavery he had already given expression to his thoughts in language which at the present day, in certain portions of the United States, must subject his works to a strict expurgatorial process.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • 'Chaque pays a ses coutumes,' said he; but in the report of any gendarme, perhaps corruptly eager to increase the number of delits and the instruments of his own power, custom after custom is placed on the expurgatorial index.

    In the South Seas

  • And of this the censorship of the press, together with the expurgatorial indices of various religious societies in the Southern States of America, furnish ample corroboration.

    Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands, Volume 1

  • Enough to know that, under his expurgatorial finger, our beloved and bosom friend, William Shakspere, was the first to suffer.

    Charlemont; Or, the Pride of the Village. a Tale of Kentucky

  • Still with respect to books, after all, they may have been posthumous works: or, to put the case in another form, who knows how many excellent works in medium quarto, not less than crown octavo, may have been suppressed and intercepted in their rudiments by these expurgatorial ruffians?

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 2


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